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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 6, 2011 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Channel on Serius?

Cliff -

I will never own a vehicle without satellite radio unless it's a horse or a bicycle. I have two channels dialed in - the Grateful Dead and Bluegrass Junction.

Can't much speak to content on the Dead channel round the clock - I have a 30 minute commute and when I am listening I seem to catch a good mix with early material and the bubble gummy 80s and beyond. One cool thing they do in the morning is a "Cover the Dead" segment where they play a half dozen songs done by other artists. Sound Tribe Sector 9 did "Shakedown" this morning that was pretty damn good. Anything Jesse McReynolds does is outstanding. Anytime Jimmy Buffet's cover of Scarlet comes on I am usually off channel within 11 nanoseconds.

Spending about 40% of the drive time on the GD channel, the rest is up on the Bluegrass Channel. 2011 is the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe's birth and he is getting a lot of play time - which is never bad. They play a lot of Old And In The Way on Bluegrass Junction as well as the occasional Grisman-Garcia collaboration.

I wonder what the Dead could have done with Muleskinner Blues? Who would have done the yodelling?

Besides Jer trying to remember the words I mean.....

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 6, 2011 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Channel on Serius?

Guess youve never heard Kingfish play Muleskinner Blues, Mando?

Weir handles the yodeling just fine, and Robbie Hoddinot is more than competent on lead guitar...


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